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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 5, 2011 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else find E72 shows less interesting than others?

See Cliff's Europe 72 notebook . The "short song" sections, do seem, though incredibly well played , to be much alike .Some of this might have been due to the making of the album, wanting to get useable versions of the songs, but some of it is that in the pre 76/77 era you get a lot of repeats each night .If you listen to a bunch of 73 shows nigh to night , you get the same sort of "oh, another Bobby McGee" .
The "Jam" sections ( the Dark Stars, and Other Ones) , if followed closely , are different each night . One of the joys of this set, has been the noticing the different places they take these musical giants .
After I go though this 2nd listen through, I don't think I will listen to these show sequentially again . Then the short songs will seem less repetitive .